The Saturday and Sunday Lunchtime Miscellany programs offer a range of mainly shorter items from the fine music repertoire, with an emphasis on tuneful works of different periods and genres.

Rod Watson


5th December

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4th December

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  • Grieg, Edvard: Overture - In Autumn, Op.11. Royal PO/Sir Thomas Beecham.
  • Lumbye, Hans Christian: Victoria Quadrille. Odense SO/Peter Guth.
  • Grainger, Percy: Danish Folk Music Suite. Danish RSO/Richard Hickox.
  • Saint-Saens, Camille: Samson and Delilah: Bacchanale. Royal Stockholm PO/James DePreist.
  • Chopin, Frederick: Polonaise in A flat, Op.53, Heroic. Idil Biret, pno.
  • Benda G: Sinfonia No.3 in C. Prague CO/Christian Benda.
  • Triebensee, Joseph: Trio in B flat. Elizabeth Starr, cor ang., Kathryn Greenbank, oboe, Marilyn Zupnik, oboe .
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Piano Concerto No.2 in G, Op.44. Eileen Joyce, pno. London PO/Grzegorz Fitelberg.
  • Schubert, Franz: Night Song in the Forest, D.913. BBC Singers, Members of City of London Sinfonia/Jane Glover.
  • Schubert, Franz: The Dance, D.826. Susan Tomes, pno. BBC Singers/Jane Glover.

  • 28th November

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    27th November

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  • Mendelssohn Fanny: Overture in C. Women's Philharmonic/JoAnn Falletta.
  • Hummel, Johann: Grand harpsichord sonata with mandolin and violin obbligato. Alison Stephens, mndln., Richard Burnett, fortepiano .
  • Hummel, Johann: Trumpet Concerto in E. Geoffrey Payne, tpt. Melbourne SO/Michael Halasz.
  • Copland, Aaron: Old American Songs, first set. Thomas Hampson, bar. Saint Paul CO/Hugh Wolff.
  • Mozart L: Symphony in D, 'Peasant Wedding'. Ensemble Eduard Melkus .
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.25. Peter Katin, pno. London SO/Anthony Collins.
  • Mills, Richard: Seaside Dances. Academy of Melbourne/Brett Kelly.
  • Deutcher, Alma, Rondino in E-flat Violin, Viola & Piano. Alma Deutcher vln, Itamar Ringel vla, Sam Haywood pno.

  • 21st November

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    20th November

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  • Brian, Havergal: The Tinker's Wedding. Royal Liverpool PO/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Donizetti, Gaetano: Lucia di Lammermoor, Mad Scene. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop. Paris Conservatoire Orch, Paris Opera Chorus/Nello Santi.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Piano Trio in A, Hob.XV:18. Vienna Piano Trio .
  • Brahms, Johannes: Three motets, Op.110. Matthew Morley, org. St Bride's Choir/Robert Jones.
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van: Music for a Knights Ballet, WoO1. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Swan Lake, Op.20 - Pas d'action, Act II. Yehudi Menuhin, vln. Philharmonia Orch/Efrem Kurtz.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Symphony for strings, No. 2 in D. Northern CO/Nicholas Ward.
  • Hill, Alfred: String Quartet No.2 in G minor, A Maori legend in four scenes. Dominion Quartet .
  • Lemare, Edwin H: Toccata di concerto, Op.59. Thomas Heywood, org.

  • 14th November

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  • Sullivan, Sir Arthur: The Mikado: Comes a Train of Little Ladies…..Three little maids. Anne Maree McDonald, sop., Caroline Clack, sop., Jennifer Bermingham, m-sop. Australian Opera Chorus, Elizabethan Sydney Orch/Andrew Greene.
  • Wolf-Ferrari, Ermanno: The Jewels of the Madonna: Intermezzo. Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan.
  • Glanville-Hicks, Peggy (arr. Chambers, Simon): Three Gymnopedies. Stables Ensemble .
  • Strozzi, Barbara: Donna di maesta. Benjamin Thorn, rec., Wayne Madden, hpschd.
  • Newman, Thomas: Little Women: Under the Umbrella/End Title. City of Prague PO/Kenneth Alwyn.
  • Puccini, Giacomo: Madam Butterfly: Interlude. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, sop. Lyon Opera Orch/Kent Nagano.
  • Schumann, Robert: Frauenliebe und Leben, Op.42. John Newmark, pno., Kathleen Ferrier, contr.
  • Tailleferre, Germaine: Concertino for Harp & Orchestra. Gillian Benet, harp Women's Philharmonic/JoAnn Falletta.
  • Bizet, Georges: Carmen Suite. Detroit SO/Paul Paray.
  • Mendelssohn Fanny: Piano Trio in D minor, Op.11. Seraphim Trio .
  • Kats-Chernin, Elena: Peggy's Minute Rag. Streeton Trio .

  • 7th November

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    6th November

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV 29, Sinfonia. Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Clarinet Concerto in A, K622, adagio. Peter Schmidl, cl. Vienna PO/Leonard Bernstein.
  • Falla, Manuel de: Seven Popular Spanish Songs. Victoria de los Angeles, sop. Lliure Theatre Co. Orch/Josep Pons.
  • Mendelssohn, Felix: Song Without Words in D, Op.109. Gerald Moore, pno., Jacqueline du Pre, vlc.
  • Widor, Charles-Marie: Portugaise Overture. Harold Fabrikant, org. Melbourne University SO/Richard Davis.
  • Mahler, Gustav: Piano Quartet Movement in A minor. Anne Lewitzka, pno., John North, vla., Joy Fletcher, vlc., Jung Sook Yoon, vln.
  • Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich: Symphony No.5 in E minor, Op.64. Chicago SO/Claudio Abbado.
  • Arlen, Harold (arr. Lyall, Graeme):The Wizard of Oz: Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Barry Tuckwell, horn, Graeme Lyall, sax., Tony Gould, pno. Rhythm Section, Tasmanian SO/Graeme Lyall.